• Postsecondary Trending Now: The First iPASS Grants – a New Outcomes Analysis

    Just under a year ago, EDUCAUSE announced the award of three-year grants to 26 institutions to improve student retention and completion dramatically by implementing technology and changes in business processes that could transform advising. Although many other colleges and universities seeking to...

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  • 5 Technologies Impacting the Future of Learning Assessment

    Author: Bernard Bull When I first made the move into higher education, I spend five years leading a center to help faculty improve the results in their classrooms. It was common for a new faculty member to come to me after the first year of teaching, disappointed at student performance as...

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  • 5 Ways that Higher Ed Learning Assessment is Changing

    Author: Bernard Bull   Higher education learning assessment is changing.   Yes, you can still find plenty of college courses in which the only direct feedback that a student gets comes from a midterm exam, final exam, and a couple of papers. Yet, if you look more closely, you...

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  • Jean Mandernach: Why Empowering Adjunct Instructors in Scholarly Activities Matters

    Like its natural namesake, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a large entity—although you might not believe it at first glance. The university has only a small number of its 3,000 faculty members on campus serving Phoenix-based students. The rest of its faculty includes 2,738 online adjunct...

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  • The Challenges and Opportunities of iPASS Reform

    Mei-Yen Ireland, Achieving the Dream   This past spring I have had the privilege of facilitating change leadership training with groups of faculty and staff at 11 iPASS institutions.  Over the course of my visits I have been inspired by the dedication and commitment of the iPASS...

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  • Designing and Implementing a Transformed Advising Model at Austin Community College

    By: Wade Bradfute   Katie Sanders received the Student Presidential Achievement Award from Austin Community College for 2016. At graduation she spoke about her struggle after dropping out of high school, not believing she could go to college, and trying to raise five children. Katie...

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  • Beyond Transactions: Office of the Registrar and Student Success

    Christopher Seng   The idea of the University Registrar may conjure up images of compliance, regulations, transactions, transcripts, and the seemingly tedious and confusing process of registering for courses. At Colorado State University (CSU), we view our Office of the Registrar as a...

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  • Personalizing Higher Ed: A Bold Experiment at ASU

    First-movers and early adopters throughout industry know that innovation rarely—if ever—happens in silos. Within the higher education landscape, Arizona State University (ASU) is no exception to this rule. With a number of first-of-their-kind programs and projects, ASU has made a name...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Transfer Student Success

    I once taught a University 101 course for transfer students. The students came from community colleges and other four-year institutions. Some were residential and others commuted to the campus. The university adapted the curriculum and syllabus for this course, which was originally designed...

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  • Incubating the Next Big Idea: The University of Michigan’s Digital Innovation Greenhouse

    Few can deny that big changes are afoot in higher education. The (still rather new) 21st century has already demonstrated the myriad ways in which education is capable of changing, thanks to novel technologies, ever-more-sophisticated infrastructure, and a willingness to reinvent curricula, course...

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